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April 15th, 2019 - 1:07 am § in The Ave Scene

WA State ranks in the dismal 13 for worst taxes

Life magazine has rated WA state as among the 13th worst for tax burden.  This puts the Evergreen States in a basket with Kansas, New York, Massachusetts and Texas.  We come just one notch WORSE then Mississippi! Alaska, Delaware, Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada are the best five states in the U.S. w[...]

October 30th, 2018 - 9:18 am § in Misc.

I WILL VOTE YES ON I-1634

The measure, called the “Keep Groceries Affordable Act of 2018,”  is being attacked from the left because, shock shock, the sweet beverage industry is spending millions to attack Seattle’s soda tax.  Despite my core dislike of corpulent corporations, I am voting with the companies! The[...]

December 29th, 2017 - 3:33 pm § in Politics

Sen. Rubio slams tax law after voting for it

Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising GOP star with presidential ambitions, is now criticizing the tax bill he voted for last week. “The Florida Republican told the News-Press of Fort Myers that corporations will largely use their major tax cut to buy back shares or increase dividends to shareholders —[...]

December 28th, 2017 - 7:55 am § in Donald Trump

Republicans think you’re stupid.

“Trump, Republican lawmakers and their allies* are betting … ordinary Americans will have no objection if corporations and the wealthy receive the bulk of the tax-cut gains so long as middle class households … also receive some benefits.” (Click here for source.) Polls say t[...]

December 24th, 2017 - 8:56 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Why the GOP tax bill isn’t the victory they say it is.

Although President Trump and Congressional Republicans are hailing their tax bill as a great legislative victory, they failed to achieve many of their objectives and suffered significant defeats. Among them: * They failed to eliminate the estate tax. * They failed to eliminate the alternative minimu[...]

December 8th, 2017 - 1:21 pm § in Misc., Politics

A gift to America’s richest people

This is how much America’s 15 richest people might save in estate taxes if the GOP tax bill passes. Enjoy, because you’re paying for it. 1.  Bill Gates, $35.6 billion 2. Jeff Bezos, $32.6 billion 3. Warren Buffett, $31.2 billion 4. Mark Zuckerberg, $28.4 billion 5. Larry Ellison, $23.6 [...]

November 30th, 2017 - 12:07 am § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges

GOP tax bill remakes American life

And for most Americans, not for the better. The GOP tax bill has turned into something far larger and more sinister than a tax cut for corporations and wealthy people, although taxing the middle class to subsidize the GOP’s campaign donors remains one of its foremost objectives. But beyond th[...]

November 28th, 2017 - 9:38 pm § in Politics

Tax bill update

Although several GOP Senate votes are still in play, most of these Senators want to make the tax bill even worse than it already is, so this may not be too steep a hill for McConnell (the GOP Senate majority leader) to climb. Plus, Republicans are desperate to pass something, anything, to make it lo[...]

November 19th, 2017 - 10:51 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

How trickle-down works

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November 19th, 2017 - 8:12 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The Secret of Successful Investing

It’s simple, really. You donate millions to the GOP and get back billions in tax cuts. The payoff can be as high as $3,446 gained for every $1 spent (see, e.g., Koch brothers). The secret is obvious: If you want to do well, buy politicians. But wait, there’s more! Republicans are about[...]